Meanwhile, in a tripartite meeting held on June 20 to 21, officials of Australia, China, and Malaysia have agreed to the decision to search the 120,000 square kilometers in the southern Indian Ocean by August.
During the meeting, it was also agreed upon that the search will no longer extend beyond the already expanded search zone especially if investigators do not find credible information as regards the probable location of the plane.
Investigators believe that someone may have deliberately switched off the plane’s transponder before diverting it thousands of miles off course over the Indian Ocean.
Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 laden with 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia bound for Beijing in China.
All the five plane parts of Flight MH370 found so far came from the right side of the aircraft, making a number of investigators to theorize that Flight MH370 may have changed course under the control of a conscious pilot before going down and crashing.
The latest theory actually goes against the previous theory made early this year that Flight MH370 might have suffered from a hypoxia event before it crashed, meaning the pilot was unconscious at the controls.